Welcome to Spanish in the Workplace for Firefighters and Law Enforcement!
*This Fall 2014, Pittsfield Police Department cohort of students who have completed the three-cycle Spanish in the Workplace for Firefighters are taking the one-credit refresher/continuing course. (This is the second continuing course we have offered.) The course runs Tuesdays, 1-3p and 4:30-6:30p, from September 30 until November 18th, 2014. We meet at the Pittsfield Fire Department, upstairs.
Students may access learning materials on the SPA 134/135 Resources tab. Students needing the password for that tab should email Prof. Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We congratulate all of the PFD students of Spanish for their continuing commitment to improving their Spanish language skills, to better serve their community!
*A third cycle of the course for Law Enforcement will be offered in spring 2015, depending on enrollment.
For further information, contact Lois Cooper, Program Chair, Languages: Email is the best contact: email@example.com
Office: Melville Hall 223, 413.236.4615
History of Spanish in the Workplace for Firefighters and Law Enforcement:
This class has been especially designed for Law Enforcement officers of the Pittsfield Police Department, in Pittsfield, MA. Law Enforcement and Firefighters in Pittsfield have been learning Spanish since the Spring of 2009 and using their newly acquired language skills to build relationships with Spanish speakers in the Berkshires and to function more effectively on the job.
See the video to see what Law Enforcement officers and Firefighters and others have to say about the importance to our community of our Spanish in the Workplace program. As Eleanore Velez, Multicultural Counselor at BCC says, “Truly, the Berkshires can be the light that shines on the hill, because we are a new immigrant community that is not shutting the doors to the new immigrant population, but opening… Let’s have a conversation; let’s get to know each other!”
This video is copyrighted material, shown here by courtesy of Green Garnet Productions, LLC. N.C. Heikin, producer and director.